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Page 19

Fire Station, Hales Street

Camera No. 62

Although no longer a working fire station, the attractive structure built in 1902 is fortunately quite unchanged since it ceased its working life in 1976 to be superceded by the Radford Road station.

Old Fire Station, Hales Street 1905
Old Fire Station, Hales Street 2010

After a couple of years being refurbished, and a reported £3.5 million spent, the Old Fire Station opened up to the public in 2006 as a restaurant, bar and night-club. Sadly missing from the 21st century scene is the Holy Trinity Church School on the corner of Ford Street, and visible in the 1905 postcard image above with its steepled roof.

Another wonderful comparison of this corner of Hales Street as it looked in 1937 can be seen on Steven's website


 
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